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Role of carrier density and disorder on anisotropic charge transport in polypyrrole

Varade, Vaibhav and Anjaneyulu, P and Sangeeth, Suchand CS and Ramesh, KP and Menon, Reghu (2013) Role of carrier density and disorder on anisotropic charge transport in polypyrrole. In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 113 (2).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4775405

Abstract

Polypyrrole (PPy) has been synthesized electrochemically on platinum substrate by varying synthesis temperature and dopant concentration. The charge transport in PPy has been investigated as a function of temperature for both in-plane and out-of-plane geometry in a wide temperature range of 5K-300 K. The charge transport showed strong anisotropy and various mechanisms were used to explain the transport. The conductivity ratio, sigma(r) = sigma(300 K)/sigma(5 K) is calculated for each sample to quantify the relative disorder. At all the temperatures, the conductivity values for in-plane transport are found to be more for PPy synthesized at lower temperature, while the behavior is found to be different for out-of-plane transport. The carrier density is found to play a crucial role in case of in-plane transport. An effort has been made to correlate charge transport to morphology by analyzing temperature and frequency dependence of conductivity. Charge transport in lateral direction is found to be dominated by hopping whereas tunneling mechanisms are dominated in vertical direction. Parameters such as density of states at the Fermi level N(E-F)], average hopping distance (R), and average hopping energy (W) have been estimated for each samples in both geometry. (C) 2013 American Institute of Physics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4775405]

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AMER INST PHYSICS, MELVILLE,USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 08:32
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 08:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45853

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